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Factsheet for measure PT-2020-10/1537 – measures in Portugal
|Country||Portugal , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 01 March 2020|
Protection of workers, adaptation of workplace
– Teleworking arrangements, remote working
|Author||Paula Carrilho (CESIS - Centro de Estudos para a Intervenção Social)|
|Measure added||01 December 2020 (updated 31 May 2021)|
Edubox is a Start-Up created by the University of Aveiro and is specialised in creating educational solutions for the public sector.
Due to the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the subsequent closure of schools, the distance from the client and the need for confinement of education professionals, Edubox developed a platform (Go4All) for interconnection between education professionals, family and students to better respond to effective needs.
Due to the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the subsequent lock-down and closure of schools, Edubox, in a short period of time, developed the collaborative platform “Go4All”.
This collaborative platform allowed the interconnection between teachers, students and parents. The platform aims at allowing access to educational content, to work collaboratively and to share contents among teachers, parents and students.
On the other hand, this platform provides a contact center with teachers and multidisciplinary teams (such as psychologists, speech therapists, among others) in order to help and training those who were using the platform during the confinement period.
The 'Go4All' educational platform has been implemented in more than 500 schools, in Portugal Mainland and in the Azores. With the “Go For All” project, Edubox grew 50% compared to the same period in 2019, reached a turnover of €2 million, gathered two new markets and hired five new employees.
Other groups of citizens
Company / Companies
No special funding required
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement as case not in social partner domain||No involvement as case not in social partner domain|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|P - Education||P85 Education|
|Occupation (ISCO level 2)|
Eurofound (2020), Go4All - collaborative platform for remote working, measure PT-2020-10/1537 (measures in Portugal), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PT-2020-10_1537.html
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